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February 9, 2023
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The Birmingham Legion announce they will form a women's team to join the United Soccer League's W League. The team will compete in the upcoming 2023 season this May.

The USL W League is a "pre-professional" circuit intended to provide a new pathway for local, elite female players between college and professional soccer. The league just completed its inaugural season and anticipates having 65 teams across 23 states this summer.

The Legion will be partnering with Birmingham United Soccer Association/Alabama Football Club to identify and develop female players. "We are excited to partner with Legion FC with the USL W League launch in Birmingham. We’re excited about the opportunity to continue to provide extraordinary women exceptional pathways for continued growth and development," said BUSA/Alabama FC Executive Director Andrew Brower.

The new team's name, logo, and schedule will be unveiled in the coming weeks.



March 3, 2023
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  Head coach Nathan Archard
   
The Birmingham Legion announce Nathan Archard as head coach of their USL W team.

April 2023
The Legion's women's team will be officially named "Birmingham Legion WFC" and colloquially referred to as "Three Sparks".

Their logo will be similar to the men's team logo, but the hammer and anvil are removed to promote the three sparks.

All home matches will be played at Dunnavant Valley Fields – Field Four.







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May 2023

USL W League logo 2023                          
United Soccer League - W League                          
xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx
  AC Connecticut logo   Academica SC logo   AFC Ann Arbor logo   Asheville City FC logo   Bavarian United logo  
  AC Connecticut   Academica SC   AFC Ann Arbor   Asheville City SC   Bavarian United  
                     
  Birmingham Legion WFC logo   California Storm logo   Capital FC Athletica logo   Cedar Stars logo   Charlotte Independence logo  
  Birmingham Legion WFC   California Storm   Capital FC Athletica   Cedar Stars   Charlotte Independence  
                     
  Chattanooga Red Wolves logo   Chicago City SC logo   Chicago Dutch Lions logo   Christos FC logo   Cleveland Force logo  
  Chattanooga Red Wolves   Chicago City SC   Chicago Dutch Lions   Christos FC   Cleveland Force  
                     
  Detroit City FC logo   Eagle FC logo   FA Euro New York logo   FC Carolinas logo   FC Miami City logo  
  Detroit City FC   Eagle FC   FA Euro New York   FC Carolinas   FC Miami City  
                     
  Flint City AFC logo   Florida Elite Soccer Academy logo   Green Bay Glory logo   Greenville Liberty SC logo   Indy Eleven logo  
  Flint City AFC   Florida Elite Soccer Academy   Green Bay Glory   Greenville Liberty   Indy Eleven
Champion
 
                     
  Kalamazoo FC logo   Kings Hammer FC logo   Lane United logo   Lexington SC logo   Long Island Rough Riders logo  
  Kalamazoo FC   Kings Hammer FC   Lane United   Lexington SC   Long Island Rough Riders  
                     
  Manhattan SC logo   Marin FC logo   McLean Soccer logo   Miami AC logo   Midwest United logo  
  Manhattan SC   Marin FC   McLean Soccer   Miami AC   Midwest United  
                     
  Minnesota Aurora logo   Morris Elite SC logo   North Alabama SC logo   North Carolina Courage logo   North Carolina Fusion logo  
  Minnesota Aurora   Morris Elite   North Alabama SC   North Carolina Courage   North Carolina Fusion  
                     
  Northern Virginia FC logo   Oakland Soul logo   Oly Town Artesians logo   Olympic Club logo   Paisley Athletic logo  
  Northern Virginia FC   Oakland Soul   Oly Town Artesians   Olympic Club   Paisley Athletic  
                     
  Palm City Americanas logo   Patuxent Football Athletics logo   PDX FC logo   Pleasanton Rage logo   Racing Louisville FC logo  
  Palm City Americanas   Patuxent Football Athletics   PDX FC   Pleasanton Rage   Racing Louisville  
                     
  RKC Third Coast logo   Rochester FC logo   San Francisco Glens logo   South Carolina United logo   South Georgia Tormenta logo  
  RKC Third Coast   Rochester FC   San Francisco Glens   South Carolina United   South Georgia Tormenta  
                     
  Southern Soccer Academy logo   St. Charles FC logo   Stockton Cargo logo   Swan City SC logo   Tampa Bay United logo  
  Southern Soccer Academy   St. Charles FC   Stockton Cargo   Swan City SC   Tampa Bay United  
                     
  Tennessee SC logo   United PDX logo   Virginia Marauders logo   Wake FC logo   Westchester Flames logo  
  Tennessee SC   United PDX   Virginia Marauders   Wake FC   Westchester Flames  
                     

May 2023
Sometime before the Three Sparks' first home game, the team's home venue has been changed from Dunnavant Valley Fields – Field Four to Spain Park High School.

Due to the men's team playing a home match against a Major League Soccer team in the Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup series, the Three Sparks will also play the first home match in Protective Stadium before the men's Cup match.


2023
  United Soccer League - W League
Date Opponent   Result     Score  
  Regular Season
  05/19/2023     at South Georgia Tormenta W 2-1
05/25/2023   at Tennessee SC D 1-1
05/27/2023   at Southern Soccer Academy   W 2-0
06/04/2023   at Chattanooga Red Wolves L 4-1
06/07/2023   South Georgia Tormenta
    at Protective Stadium
D 1-1
06/10/2023   Southern Soccer Academy
    at Spain Park High School
W 3-2
06/12/2023   at South Carolina United L 4-0
06/17/2023   Chattanooga Red Wolves
    at Protective Stadium
L 2-0
06/21/2023   South Carolina United
    at Protective Stadium
W 4-0
06/24/2023   North Alabama SC
    at Spain Park High School
W 8-1
06/27/2023   Tennessee SC
    at Spain Park High School
L 3-0
07/02/2023   at North Alabama SC D 1-1
  Final Season Results (W-L-D): 5-4-3
  The Indy Eleven are the 2023 United Soccer
  League - W League champions.

May 2024

USL W League logo 2024                          
United Soccer League - W League                          
xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx
  AC Connecticut logo   AC Houston Sur logo   Academica SC logo   AFC Ann Arbor logo   AHFC Royals logo  
  AC Connecticut   AC Houston Sur   Academica SC   AFC Ann Arbor   AHFC Royals  
                     
  ALBION SC logo   Asheville City FC logo   Athenians SC logo   Athens FC logo   Bavarian United logo  
  ALBION SC   Asheville City SC   Athenians SC   Athens FC   Bavarian United  
                     
  Birmingham Legion WFC logo   Brevard Riptide logo   Brooke House FC logo   California Storm logo   Capital FC Athletica logo  
  Birmingham Legion WFC   Brevard Riptide   Brooke House FC   California Storm   Capital FC Athletica  
                     
  Carolina Ascent logo   Cedar Stars logo   Challenge SC logo   Charlotte Eagles logo   Charlottesville Blues logo  
  Carolina Ascent   Cedar Stars   Challenge SC   Charlotte Eagles   Charlottesville Blues  
                     
  Chattanooga Red Wolves logo   Chicago City SC logo   Chicago Dutch Lions logo   Christos FC logo   CISA logo  
  Chattanooga Red Wolves   Chicago City SC   Chicago Dutch Lions   Christos FC   CISA  
                     
  Cleveland Force logo   Colorado Storm logo   Detroit City FC logo   Eagle FC logo   Fayetteville Fury logo  
  Cleveland Force   Colorado Storm   Detroit City FC   Eagle FC   Fayetteville Fury  
                     
  FC Olympia logo   Flatirons FC logo   Flint City AFC logo   Florida Elite Soccer Academy logo   Greenville Liberty SC logo  
  FC Olympia   Flatirons FC   Flint City AFC   Florida Elite Soccer Academy   Greenville Liberty  
                     
  Indy Eleven logo   Kalamazoo FC logo   Kings Hammer FC logo   Lancaster Inferno logo   Lane United logo  
  Indy Eleven   Kalamazoo FC   Kings Hammer FC   Lancaster Inferno   Lane United  
                     
  Lexington SC logo   Lonestar SC logo   Long Island Rough Riders logo   Manhattan SC logo   Marin FC logo  
  Lexington SC   Lonestar SC   Long Island Rough Riders   Manhattan SC   Marin FC  
                     
  Miami AC logo   Michiana FC logo   Midwest United logo   Minnesota Aurora logo   Morris Elite SC logo  
  Miami AC   Michiana FC   Midwest United   Minnesota Aurora   Morris Elite  
                     
  North Carolina Courage logo   North Carolina Fusion logo   Northern Colorado Rain logo   Northern Virginia FC logo   Oakland Soul logo  
  North Carolina Courage   North Carolina Fusion   Northern Colorado Rain   Northern Virginia FC   Oakland Soul  
                     
  Olympic Club logo   Paisley Athletic logo   Palm City Americanas logo   Patuxent Football Athletics logo   Pleasanton Rage logo  
  Olympic Club   Paisley Athletic   Palm City Americanas   Patuxent Football Athletics   Pleasanton Rage  
                     
  Racing Louisville FC logo   Richmond Ivy logo   River Light FC logo   RKC Third Coast logo   Rochester FC logo  
  Racing Louisville   Richmond Ivy   River Light FC   RKC Third Coast   Rochester FC  
                     
  San Francisco Glens logo   South Carolina United logo   South Georgia Tormenta logo   Southern Soccer Academy logo   St. Charles FC logo  
  San Francisco Glens   South Carolina United   South Georgia Tormenta   Southern Soccer Academy   St. Charles FC  
                     
  Stockton Cargo logo   Swan City SC logo   Tacoma Galaxy logo   Tallahassee Reckoning logo   Tampa Bay United logo  
  Stockton Cargo   Swan City SC   Tacoma Galaxy   Tallahassee Reckoning   Tampa Bay United  
                     
  Tennessee SC logo   United PDX logo   Virginia Marauders logo   Wake FC logo   Westchester Flames logo  
  Tennessee SC   United PDX   Virginia Marauders   Wake FC   Westchester Flames  
                     

2024
  United Soccer League - W League
Date Opponent   Result     Score  
  Regular Season
  05/17/2024     at Greenville Liberty    
05/18/2024   at Asheville City SC    
05/22/2024   at Athens United    
05/31/2024   Southern Soccer Academy
    at Spain Park High School
   
06/04/2024   Chattanooga Red Wolves
    at Spain Park High School
   
06/08/2024   at Southern Soccer Academy      
06/10/2024   at Tennessee SC    
06/16/2024   at Chattanooga Red Wolves    
06/19/2024   Greenville Liberty
    at Protective Stadium
   
06/22/2024   Asheville City SC
    at Spain Park High School
   
06/26/2024   Tennessee SC
    at Spain Park High School
   
06/29/2024   Athens United
    at Protective Stadium
   
  Final Season Results (W-L-D): ?-?-?
  The ??? are the 2024 United Soccer
  League - W League champions.


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Ashlynn Serepca (9)
 
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Unknown players
 
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Unknown players
 
   
2023
  United Soccer League - W League
  No.   Name   Position   University
00   Hannah Alexander GK   Alabama
0   Kacey Powell GK   Jacksonville State
1   Mac Titus GK   North Texas
2   Tara Katz D   Tennessee
3   Kate Smith F   Mississippi
4   Gaby Walker D   Auburn - Montgomery  
5   Carley White M   Troy
6   Sydney Soehn M   Wofford
7   Izzy Smith M   Alabama
8   Logan McFadden D   Lipscomb
9   Ashlynn Serepca F   Alabama
10   Avery Burleson M   Mississippi College
11   Lizzie Hill D   Rollins
12   Haley Duca F   Auburn
13   Meg Rodgers D   Samford
14   Amanda Hall M   UAB
15   Maddie Massie F   Furman
16   Grace Ellis D   North Alabama
17   Kate Henderson F   Alabama
18   Cali Brewer D   Alabama
19   Kierson McDonald D   Alabama
20   Kailey Littleford F   South Alabama
21   Kaitlin Maynard D   Samford
22   Jennifer Seward M   Samford
23   Kaylee Dressback M   Houston
24   Norah Roller F   Furman
25   Izzy Passman F   UAB
26   Kaydence Ramirez ???   Alabama
27   Grace Freeman F   Mississippi
28   Morgan White M   UAB
29   Aileen Charles F   West Alabama
30   Hayley Wells M   Furman
31   Zoey Lee ???   Miami
32   Jessica Wheeler M   UAB
33   Lucy Thrasher M   UAB
34   Georgia Cousins F   South Alabama
35   Mary Frances Symmes   ???   NC State
36   Izabella Kulczycka ???   ???
37   Ava Mills D   UAB
2024
  United Soccer League - W League
  No.   Name   Position   University
    Tatum Ahlemeyer    
    Libby Armstsrong    
    Katherine Brightwell    
    Georgia Cousins F   South Alabama  
    Kaylee Dressback M   Houston
    Haley Duca F   Auburn
    Sunny Ferren    
    Peyton Free    
    Grace Freeman F   Mississippi
    Maddie Gray    
    Imani Hamilton    
    Amelia Jacobs    
    Saniya Johnson    
    Langston Lilly    
    Madeline Massie    
    Kaitlin Maynard D   Samford
    Ava Mills D   UAB
    Emma Reeder    
    Samantha Reitz    
    Norah Roller F   Furman
    Siri Stenslie    
    Mac Titus GK   North Texas
    Erin Turley    
    Emma Kate Uithoven   M   Samford
    Kaitlyn Urbanek    
    Hayley Wells M   Furman
    Georgia White    
   
   
USL W League logo Teams of the                          
United Soccer League - W League                          
xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx
  AC Connecticut logo   AC Houston Sur logo   Academica SC logo   AFC Ann Arbor logo   AHFC Royals logo  
  AC Connecticut
2022 to 2024
  AC Houston Sur
2024
  Academica SC
2023 to 2024
  AFC Ann Arbor
2022 to 2024
  AHFC Royals
2024
 
                     
  ALBION SC logo   Asheville City FC logo   Athenians SC logo   Athens FC logo   Bavarian United logo  
  ALBION SC
2024
  Asheville City SC
2022 to 2024
  Athenians SC
2024
  Athens FC
2024
  Bavarian United
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  Birmingham Legion WFC logo   Brevard Riptide logo   Brooke House FC logo   California Storm logo   Capital FC Athletica logo  
  Birmingham Legion WFC
2023 to 2024
  Brevard Riptide
2024
  Brooke House FC
2024
  California Storm
2023 to 2024
  Capital FC Athletica
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  Carolina Ascent logo   Cedar Stars logo   Challenge SC logo   Charlotte Eagles logo   Charlotte Independence logo  
  Carolina Ascent
2024
  Cedar Stars
2022 to 2024
  Challenge SC
2024
  Charlotte Eagles
2024
  Charlotte Independence
2022 to 2023
 
                     
  Charlottesville Blues logo   Chattanooga Red Wolves logo   Chicago City SC logo   Chicago Dutch Lions logo   Christos FC logo  
  Charlottesville Blues
2024
  Chattanooga Red Wolves
2022 to 2024
  Chicago City SC
2022 to 2024
  Chicago Dutch Lions
2022 to 2024
  Christos FC
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  CISA logo   Cleveland Force logo   Colorado Storm logo   Detroit City FC logo   Eagle FC logo  
  CISA
2024
  Cleveland Force
2023 to 2024
  Colorado Storm
2024
  Detroit City FC
2022 to 2024
  Eagle FC
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  FA Euro New York logo   Fayetteville Fury logo   FC Carolinas logo   FC Miami City logo   FC Olympia logo  
  FA Euro New York
2022 to 2023
  Fayetteville Fury
2024
  FC Carolinas
2023
  FC Miami City
2022 to 2023
  FC Olympia
2024
 
                     
  Flatirons FC logo   Flint City AFC logo   Florida Elite Soccer Academy logo   Green Bay Glory logo   Greenville Liberty SC logo  
  Flatirons FC
2024
  Flint City AFC
2022 to 2024
  Florida Elite Soccer Academy
2022 to 2024
  Green Bay Glory
2022 to 2023
  Greenville Liberty
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  Indy Eleven logo   Kalamazoo FC logo   Kings Hammer FC logo   Lancaster Inferno logo   Lane United logo  
  Indy Eleven
2022 to 2024
  Kalamazoo FC
2022 to 2024
  Kings Hammer FC
2022 to 2024
  Lancaster Inferno
2024
  Lane United
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  Lexington SC logo   Lonestar SC logo   Long Island Rough Riders logo   Manhattan SC logo   Marin FC logo  
  Lexington SC
2023 to 2024
  Lonestar SC
2024
  Long Island Rough Riders
2022 to 2024
  Manhattan SC
2022 to 2024
  Marin FC
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  McLean Soccer logo   Miami AC logo   Michiana FC logo   Midwest United logo   Minnesota Aurora logo  
  McLean Soccer
2022 to 2023
  Miami AC
2022 to 2024
  Michiana FC
2024
  Midwest United
2022 to 2024
  Minnesota Aurora
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  Morris Elite SC logo   North Alabama SC logo   North Carolina Courage logo   North Carolina Fusion logo   Northern Colorado Rain logo  
  Morris Elite
2022 to 2024
  North Alabama SC
2023
  North Carolina Courage
2022 to 2024
  North Carolina Fusion
2022 to 2024
  Northern Colorado Rain
2024
 
                     
  Northern Virginia FC logo   Oakland Soul logo   Oly Town Artesians logo   Olympic Club logo   Paisley Athletic logo  
  Northern Virginia FC
2022 to 2024
  Oakland Soul
2023 to 2024
  Oly Town Artesians
2023
  Olympic Club
2023 to 2024
  Paisley Athletic
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  Palm City Americanas logo   Patuxent Football Athletics logo   PDX FC logo   Pleasanton Rage logo   Racing Louisville FC logo  
  Palm City Americanas
2023 to 2024
  Patuxent Football Athletics
2022 to 2024
  PDX FC
2023
  Pleasanton Rage
2023 to 2024
  Racing Louisville
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  Richmond Ivy logo   River Light FC logo   RKC Third Coast logo   Rochester FC logo   San Francisco Glens logo  
  Richmond Ivy
2024
  River Light FC
2024
  RKC Third Coast
2023 to 2024
  Rochester FC
2023 to 2024
  San Francisco Glens
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  South Carolina United logo   South Georgia Tormenta logo   Southern Soccer Academy logo   St. Charles FC logo   Stockton Cargo logo  
  South Carolina United
2022 to 2024
  South Georgia Tormenta
2022 to 2024
  Southern Soccer Academy
2022 to 2024
  St. Charles FC
2023 to 2024
  Stockton Cargo
2023 to 2024
 
                     
  Swan City SC logo   Tacoma Galaxy logo   Tallahassee Reckoning logo   Tampa Bay United logo   Tennessee SC logo  
  Swan City SC
2023 to 2024
  Tacoma Galaxy
2024
  Tallahassee Reckoning
2024
  Tampa Bay United
2022 to 2024
  Tennessee SC
2022 to 2024
 
                     
  United PDX logo   Virginia Marauders logo   Wake FC logo   Westchester Flames logo      
  United PDX
2023 to 2024
  Virginia Marauders
2023 to 2024
  Wake FC
2022 to 2024
  Westchester Flames
2022 to 2024
     
                     
 
 
 
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